“International Child Helpline Day”:Vimukti Pothnal

Vimukti Charitable Trust, Pothnal organized International Child Helpline Day at Vimukti Central on 17 May 2019. The Day has been declared as such by Child Helpline International to celebrate the work of CHILDLINE all over the world and observed the day by raising awareness about 1098 and drawing attention to the vital role of a helpline for every child.

The CHILDLINE coordinator Raichur stressed the importance of Child Helpline No- 1098 and urged the participants to use the toll free helpline whenever they come across crimes and exploitation against children. “Children deserve to be heard. The care and protection of children is everyone’s responsibility”, Further he explained the importance of helplines and the mechanism behind the helpline system. Rev. Fr. Sathish Fernandes VCT Director said that everyone should join hands for the cause of children in need and refer them to CHILDINE 1098. This toll free No. 1098 plays important role and reaches out to children who are in vulnerable situations.

The gathered people pledged their support to CHILDLINE and appreciated the assistance provided to children across the District through the system of hiplines. The underlying message of the campaign was to take collective responsibility in protecting the rights of children. Where in nearly 92 stakeholders participated and pledged their support to the initiative.

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